Poems on the Underground: `What is truth?` - Louis MacNeice
Poems on the Underground

Poems on the Underground: `What is truth?` - Louis MacNeice

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Part of the Poems on the Underground, a poster print of the poem 'What is truth?' by Louis MacNiece.
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Part of the Poems on the Underground, a poster print of the poem 'What is truth?' by Louis MacNiece.

Size: 61cm x 28cm

'What is truth?'

What is truth? says Pilate,
Waits for no answer;
Double your stakes, says the clock
To the ageing dancer;
Double theguard, says Authority,
Treble the bars;
Holes in the sky, says the child
Scanning the stars.

About the author:

Louis MacNiece CBE (1907 – 1963) was an Irish poet and playwright. He was part of the generation of "thirties poets" nicknamed "MacSpaunday" as a group. His body of work was widely appreciated by the public during his lifetime, due in part to his relaxed, but socially and emotionally aware style. Never as overtly (or simplistically) political as some of his contemporaries, his work shows a humane opposition to totalitarianism as well as an acute awareness of his Irish roots.

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